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www.aipac.org January 29, 2008
Bush Condemns Iran for Sponsoring Hamas and Hizballah

World Powers Agree on New Draft Iran Sanctions Resolution

Despite Hamas Terrorism, Israel Vows to Send Supplies to Gaza

United States Acts to Keep Spare F-14 Parts from Iran

Top State Department Official Holds Strategic Dialogue in Israel

Palestinian Authority Honors Terror Mastermind

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Bush Condemns Iran for Sponsoring Hamas and Hizballah
In his final State of the Union address, President Bush on Monday told the Iranian regime to verifiably suspend its illicit nuclear program, stop internal oppression and cease its support for terrorism worldwide. "[W]herever freedom advances in the Middle East, it seems the Iranian regime is there to oppose it," Bush said. "Iran is funding and training militia groups in Iraq, supporting Hizballah terrorists in Lebanon and backing Hamas' efforts to undermine peace in the Holy Land. Tehran is also developing ballistic missiles of increasing range and continues to develop its capability to enrich uranium, which could be used to create a nuclear weapon." The State Department consistently lists Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of international terrorism.

World Powers Agree on New Draft Iran Sanctions Resolution
The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany have agreed on a new draft of an Iran sanctions resolution that will propose restrictions on cargo to and from Iran, as well as travel bans and asset freezes for people involved in the program and monitoring of Iranian financial institutions, The New York Times reported. The new sanctions resolution would, for the first time, authorize inspections of air and sea cargo going in and out of Iran. The

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